“Eric Gonzalez is working to create a criminal justice system that produces less incarceration of nonviolent offenders and more prosecutions of predators who commit violent crimes against women, girls, and vulnerable people,” Ossorio said. “This approach is smart and it’s right. He is leading his office in a progressive direction, and our endorsement today is a vote of confidence that he will continue to do so.”
VOCAL-NY Action Fund
“We support Eric Gonzalez for Brooklyn District Attorney because he is the most qualified candidate and has a proven track-record of advancing progressive reforms,” said Carl Stubbs, VOCAL-NY Action Fund. “His commitment to reducing the use of cash bail and his plan to enact diversion programs for low-level drug possession are just two of his good ideas that Brooklyn needs. We are proud to support Mr. Gonzalez in this election and look forward to working with him to reduce incarceration and promote safety and justice for all."
Make the Road Action
“Eric Gonzalez is the best choice for Brooklyn District Attorney,” said María Rubio, member of Make the Road Action and a Brooklyn resident. “He has a strong track record of reforming the office to address our community’s concerns, and he has taken strong positions to support the immigrant community and end mass criminalization of communities of color. My neighbors and I are proud to stand with him as our candidate for this critically important position."
Working Families Party
“Eric Gonzalez is the clear progressive choice for Brooklyn District Attorney," said Bill Lipton, the Director of the state's Working Families Party. “It’s rare to have a prosecutor with both decades of high level experience and who hails from communities impacted by the broken criminal justice system. Eric Gonzalez is a leader who is deeply committed to transforming the criminal justice system to focus on safety and well-being for all our communities.”
New York State Immigrant Action Fund
“In his time in the district attorney’s office, Eric Gonzalez has gone above and beyond to serve Brooklyn’s immigrant communities,” said Steven Choi, executive director of the New York State Immigrant Action Fund. “His leadership in minimizing the collateral immigration consequences of low level criminal convictions, including the hiring of two immigration attorneys to advise the department, means that fewer Brooklyn families
will be ripped apart. The New York State Immigrant Action Fund is proud to support his candidacy in the Brooklyn District Attorney race.”
Former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
“Eric Gonzalez has demonstrated his commitment to justice and I am confident Brooklynites will be served superbly by his continued service as our Brooklyn District Attorney,” said Markowitz.
Social Justice Leader Bertha Lewis
“Eric is Brooklyn through and through. He has devoted his life to keeping Brooklyn safe while reforming the criminal justice system and ensuring equal justice for every Brooklynite. He deserves the next four years to continue this important work”.
Rev. Dr. A.R. Bernard
“I am supporting Eric for District Attorney because he knows that we can keep our communities safe, all while protecting civil rights and promoting social justice,” said Rev. Bernard. “We need someone with his record of experience and commitment of reform to continue to move Brooklyn forward.”
Women's Rights Leader Gloria Steinem
“I’m supporting Eric Gonzalez as district attorney of Brooklyn because of what he has done and what he will do,” said Steinem. “He has created a Campus Sexual Assault Initiative that allows survivors to report directly to his office. He has hired immigration attorneys to represent crime victims in immigration matters thus reducing fear of coming to court; he is strengthening ways of dealing with drug-facilitated sexual assault; and, he is treating domestic violence as the probable predictor of other violence that it is statistically. Brooklyn will be lucky to have Eric Gonzalez as their district attorney.”